30 Dec 2012

More Snotling Power!

Hello! Just a quick update... We were playing another campaign map round of Blood in the Badlands (more of that later), and my friend brought me these sweet things, wich I purchased with a good price... The old Pump Wagon is one of my favourite minis of all time, and now I have three of them all together :) "Waaagh"! (yelled in high snotling voice)

These models had all the parts in the right places, and the original paint job is quite good... I´m gonna paint the metal parts, mushrooms and snotties again... and add some dark wash to make them similar with my old pump wagon... There´s ofcourse some basing to do, but that´ll be fun :) And maybe I´ll add some extra snotling population. Bye now!

26 Dec 2012

Catulus, 5th Company Chaplain

Hello there! My christmas present for myself was taking some painty time... after all the Christmas cleaning, cooking, eating, present wrapping and playing with my kids new toys... (mostly legos in my case:).

I´ve had this kit bashed Chaplain for a long time in my cupboard, and now I decided to make some final convertings at my Convershun Clinic and give it some paintjob...

 Here´s what I started with. I think I´ve posted some earlier pics of this mini long time ago... but anyway, now I made few changes to it. I took off some bitz and added new ones. I took the bitz for the banner almost entirely from Dark Angels company veterans box. Head belongs to Chaos Marine I think, that was given laurel on top of it. I also made a new Crozius Arcanum, for the previous one looked abit lame... I like the way the Chaplain is holding his Storm Bolter in "gangsta style" :)

All righty... then some painting. Here are the base coat colors. Chaos Black for the armour, Leadbelcher for the metal parts, Red Gore for red parts, Ushapti Bone for whites, Tau Light Ochre for the ropes, and I mixed Burnished Gold with Bestial Brown for the golden parts.

Then some wahes... Gryphonne sepia for the whites, Devlan Mud for gold and red, and some Badab Black for the metal parts.

Finally the high lights.. Blood Red and Troll Slayer Orange for the red parts, Burnished Gold for the gold parts, Ushapti Bone and Ceramite White for whites, Runefang Steel for metal, and Dawnstone for black. There you have it basically...

Bye Now!

15 Dec 2012

Brother Ignis, 5th Company Dreadnought

Hi there! I´m happy that I finally got this painted. It´s an important addition to my Serpents of Hellfire  Chapter. It´s been stareing at me for a long long time from the mini cupboard... making me feel guilty for not compliting the paint job. There was quite a bit of converting and building with the Assault Cannon, but it finally turned out ok... You can see how I made it from my earlier postings. Here´s some pics!

Serpents of Hellfire use the same company badges as Dark Angels, for they are a successor chapter, one of the Unforgiven.

The pics aren´t the best possible quality... sorry bout that. In Finland we don´t have much daylight at the moment... and my lighting skills sucks ass.

I added a Servo Skull to the Dread, and made some extra hoses from green stuff, for I wanted Brother Ignis to take a peek out from the sarcophagus...To get a better view of the enemies of the Emperor.

I had great plans for the base... some dead enemies laying on the ground, helmets, boltguns, skulls and crap...  And in the heat of the "finishing up" I dropped them all and went with the basic cork, sand and turf. Also I had many ideas for painting some more details on the Dread, like writings, more flames, more battle damage, litanies of hate, and so on... but I had to stop it somewhere. If I am to add some of these ideas, I´ll be posting new pics :) Bye now!

PS: you´ll find the older postings here and here... Thank you!

10 Dec 2012

Back in Black

Hello! I got another Black Orc of the first rank painted... And Here´s the pics.

The Musician... I got abit comical with the drum, but I think the whole result is pretty nice.

Here´s the first rank... Still two to go. I´m really excited to paint the Unit Champ. I made a little convertion with the Champ´s head. It´s from one of the Black Orc Banners... as you can see. The huge helmet looks funny and scary at the same time :) But how the hell is he gonna swing those Choppas´s..?

4 Dec 2012

40K Medusa Chapter

No, I´m not starting another Space Marine chapter... still trying to get the old chapter to 1500pts painted.  I was just practising to paint with blue. I found some left over marines from my "Space Marine Project", that had Army Painters primer of Ultra Marine Blue sprayed on, and started fooling around with that...

I just high lighted the marine with "Ice Blue" and gave it a wash of Asurmen Blue. Then I high lighted the edges with Ice Blue again, leaving the previous layer show abit...

Really simple palette, and easy to paint.

The contrast is quite high with the high lightings... so in natural light this looks more like a character from Tron movies, rather than Space Marine :) but still, I think it´s pretty nice color theme... It was fast and fun, but I guess I wont be painting more of these. Bye now!